Delgado Leads Pirates to First Conference Road Victory

By Matthew Bagdat
Sports Business Editor

There are no days off in a tough conference like the BIG EAST. The Seton Hall Pirates were certainly understanding of that fact, having lost five of their last six overall going into their matchup on Saturday against the Georgetown Hoyas. The Pirates entered the Verizon center on Saturday afternoon with a 3-6 conference record, and were looking for their first road win since the start of conference play.

Given their struggles overall and especially on the road, the Pirates were desperate for a win. And as always, their reliable big man showed up to play. Angel Delgado had another monster performance, as the nation’s leader in rebounds per game scored a career-high 26 points to go along with 17 boards.

Seton Hall trailed 61-59 with just over a minute left in regulation, but Delgado scored a crucial layup off of an offensive rebound to tie the game. The game later went into overtime after a clutch finish by guard Khadeen Carrington, who tied the score.

In overtime, junior Desi Rodriguez hit the game winning basket, a runner with over a minute to play. Shortly after, guard Madison Jones hit a free throw to give the Pirates a two point lead, as they held on to win 68-66. It was a much-needed win for the Hall, and a step in the right direction. This team needs to win more conference road games like this if they want to have a chance of competing in the NCAA Tournament.

A version of this article appeared in the Tuesday, February 7th print edition.

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